Craft Cocktails in the Garden

Craft Cocktails in the Garden


Hope you can join us next time!

Fine spirits. Local plants and herbs. Creative mixology. Shake well and garnish with just a splash of sass. Back by popular demand, this cocktail class has sold out the last two times get your tickets today! 

Join us for this exploration in craft cocktail mixology with CuisineXplorers’ internationally acclaimed food and drink expert, Claudia Alarcon.

Claudia will present five original, inventive, and wonderfully delicious cocktails. She’ll demonstrate each cocktail step-by-step, with expert advice and tricks of the trade -- like spanking your herbs and making quick infused syrups.  Recipe cards will be provided, so you’ll leave with the ability to easily recreate each craft cocktail at home.

Local plants and herbs will be featured in each cocktail, with helpful pointers on how you can grow these items on your own. Each guest will get their own recipe cards to take home. The plant and herb ingredients featured will also be available in the Articulture garden boutique for anyone wanting to get started on their “cocktail garden” right away! 

Each ticket ($40)  includes sampling of 5 cocktails, light snacks, recipe cards, class and technique instruction, and a one-of-a-kind experience in a beautiful Austin garden.

Designated driver tickets also available ($5), which includes snacks, soft drinks, technique instruction, and recipe cards. 


About Claudia Alarcon

Claudia is an accomplished gastronomy expert who has presented at conferences and workshops locally and internationally, including Mexico, Costa Rica, and Finland. She combines an anthropological understanding of cuisine traditions with a playful passion, making her presentations both highly educational and extremely fun.

Claudia was born and raised in Mexico City, but has been an Austinite since 1984, earning an anthropology degree from UT. Her food writing has appeared in just about every local publication past and present along with several national outlets.

Ever the entrepreneur, Claudia’s current venture is CusineXplorers, guided culinary and cultural tours throughout Mexico and Latin America. "Traveling with the guidance of a fully bilingual and bi-cultural native as your host, you will see these places through the eyes of their inhabitants and live experiences that no tourist trap could ever replicate."